The University of Virginia is entering into a “Phase I” reopening of critical research enterprises. This phase is meant to allow limited access to research facilities for researchers that have critical projects underway. MLBS will be allowed to host a limited number of critical researchers, prioritizing those with long term projects that require data collection or project maintenance to preserve continuity of data. Researchers who wish to access the station grounds or facilities during Phase 1 need to apply using the MLBS Phase 1 Research Ramp-Up Plan template following MLBS Phase 1 Guidelines, and explicitly addressing COVID-19 safety measures. MLBS guidelines are adapted from UVA Research Ramp-Up Guidance provided by the Vice President for Research.